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Dead Space spiritual successor The Callisto Protocol severs its connection to PUBG

The creators of Dead Space have a new sci-fi horror game coming later this year, The Callisto Protocol, that was at one point connected to the fiction of PUBG (née PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds). But that’s no longer the case, says Glen Schofield, founder and CEO of developer Striking Distance Studios. According...

PlayStation’s next State of Play livestream coming June 2

Sony’s next State of Play livestream will arrive on Thursday, June 2, and the PlayStation company is promising “nearly 30 minutes of announcements and updates from the world of PlayStation.” That includes “exciting reveals from our third-party partners, plus a sneak peek at several games in development for PlayStation VR2,”...

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers get a retro pinball game with Mario 

Two Super Nintendo games and one more NES game have been added to the Nintendo Switch Online library and are now available, Nintendo announced Thursday evening. The SNES games are Congo’s Caper and Rival Turf!, and the NES classic is Pinball. Congo’s Caper, a side-scroller developed by Data East, launched...

Destiny 2: How Season of the Haunted works, beginner’s guide

Season of the Haunted is Destiny 2’s 17th season. The Leviathan has appeared above the Moon, but it’s not the same as it was before. Darkness has spread across the ship, corrupting it and some of its passengers. This season also brings back some fan-favorite weapons including Austringer and Beloved....

The real history behind Stranger Things 4’s Satanic Panic plot

In the first episode of Stranger Things season 4, Eddie, the leader of Hawkins High’s “Hellfire Club” of Dungeons & Dragons players, gleefully reads from a Newsweek article about how the game is for Satan-worshippers. “The devil has come to America,” he reads out. “Studies have linked violent behavior to...

Jodie Foster to lead True Detective season 4

Jodie Foster is coming back to TV with True Detective season 4, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The actress will lead the anthology series’ fourth season — called Night Country — as Detective Liz Danvers. Not much is known about True Detective season 4 outside of Foster’s casting and a...

The Quarry creates a cast of compelling campers to torment

The protagonists of The Quarry are a delightful set of dipshits. They straddle the line between being fun and obnoxious, running the teen-archetype gamut from shy bookworms to Riverdale-esque drama queens. Some of these kids are a little more realistic, while others aren’t here to make friends — they’re here...

A Horizon Zero Dawn TV series is on the way from Sony and Netflix

Sony is reportedly working on a Horizon Zero Dawn series with Netflix, according to a report from Japanese tech and software analyst David Gibson. The news comes the same day Sony Pictures presented its 2022 business segment briefing, though the Horizon series is not mentioned in the presentation documents. This...

Fortnite’s Collision end-of-season event starts next weekend

Fortnite’s latest season is set for an explosive ending. Fortnite Chapter 3 season 2 will end on June 4 with a unique event called Collision, Epic Games announced on Thursday. The event will begin at 4 p.m. ET, when players will be able to hop into Fortnite for the one-time-only...

The Stranger Things cast explains the movies that helped shape season 4

Nostalgia is baked into every level of Stranger Things. In the first season, it was impossible to not notice how each group — the kids, the teens, and the adults — were all trapped in a different 1980s horror plot only for all three strands to merge into one climactic...